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“wonderful place to eat” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mussel Beach Drive-In

Mussel Beach Drive-In
3540 State Park Drive, Bay City, MI
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Ranked #8 of 152 Restaurants in Bay City
Cuisines: American
Description: (989)686-0575
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Description: (989)686-0575
Bay City, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“wonderful place to eat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

wonderful place to eat to bad it didn't have a better park next to it, food here is the best in town! people need to get the DEQ to clean up their State Park a waste of money!

Visited July 2013
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  • English first
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Little Drive-In!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

We love Mussel Beach! We live only a few miles away, so it's great to be able to ride bikes down there from our home. The place is packed on hot summer days with people waiting in line to get ice cream. The ice cream is very good with a wide array of choices. I had a brownie bowl and if was great! Prices can climb a little high on some items, but overall they're not too bad. Food is excellent - Philly cheesesteak and onion rings are my favorite! Good mozzarella sticks, too! The dining room is very small, but the service is fairly quick and the staff is always friendly. We would most definitely return.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Grand Rapids, MI
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Not bad at all.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

After having seen Mussel Beach written up in the local news papers for being the top in the state for coney dogs, we finally had a chance to try on our holiday weekend visit to Bay City. The dogs were quite good. The onion rings were wonderful. The gentleman who waited on us was super friendly and very attentive. We will most definitely return. Now that all being said, I don't get how the coneys made it onto a top 10 list of the state's best coney dogs. They were good but nothing out of the ordinary. I am still in search of a coney like the coneys I grew up eating at the Red Lion in downtown Bay City. These were not that good. They are very comparable to Detroit Coney places that did not make the top 10 list.

Visited July 2013
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Bay City, Michigan
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“Ice Cream, Hot dogs, Onion rings and Chevrolet...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We returned for our first summer visit on a Monday night. They were not busy when we arrived. We chose to get take-out and took our hot dogs and shared order of onion rings and drinks over to the state park. We loved our dogs and rings! Made to order. Sitting at the state park, looking out over Saginaw Bay (a couple blocks from Mussel Beach), during a rainstorm, lovely!

Back to Mussel Beach for ice cream. Soft serve twist for me and DH got a mixed concoction in a cup and he gave it an A+. Very creamy!

Highly recommend.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Michigan
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“The biggest surprise was the Onion Rings.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Well known for the ice cream during the summer months the grill portion is great as well. On this date I had two coney dogs and onion rings. While the dogs were great (recently voted one of the Top 5 in the region) the Onion Rings were even better.

The food was great and service was even better.

Come out for a meal. Not just an ice cream.

Visited February 2013
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